Re: Locutus and Ben Sisko
Honestly, I think Picard's prior experience with the Bajorans (which the episode already references) would have been enough to justify his presence in the pilot without needing the Borg stuff.
Good point. Perhaps it was more that they wanted to connect Picard to Sisko in some way?
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